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Is this time of year a good time to order chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by barneveldrerman, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. barneveldrerman

    barneveldrerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was wondering if it is a good time to get chicks with winter approaching. I would like to get another batch online but am wondering if it their were any drawbacks.


    thanks for any input!!!
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Provided you are setup to brood them properly, the winter is a great time to start chicks - preferred by many, in fact, as it sets you up to have birds coming into production at the time most people are just starting out with their fuzz-butts.
     
  3. barneveldrerman

    barneveldrerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Should i order them with vaccinations?
     
  4. jk47

    jk47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would recommend vaccinate for mareks and check you source of feed before Vac. For cocci
     
  5. barneveldrerman

    barneveldrerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks!:)
     
  6. jk47

    jk47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your looking for a online Hatchery I use hoover Hatchery. Good prices and good birds
    I have bought a many birds from them and have only ever had a bad batch
     
  7. barneveldrerman

    barneveldrerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks I will definitely give them a try!
     
  8. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hi, [​IMG]
    Have you considered buying from a breeder?
    There are 3 in California.
    http://www.barnevelderclub.us/breeders.html
    Barnevelders are a really tough color to breed.
    These may be closer to what you expect from the breed.
    I know Andy from Mountainview Orchards in Oregon. Good breeder, known him for years.
    Best Regards,
    Karen
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2015
  9. barneveldrerman

    barneveldrerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks I already have some and am looking into more breeds. I will definitely keep Andy in mind next time I need barnevelders.
     

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